Green Guide

5 California Things to Know for Today

Posted August 25

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. DEATH PENALTY

Supporters of capital punishment claim victory after California Supreme Court upholds voter-approved measure to speed up executions.

2. NATIONAL MONUMENTS

Changes in store for sprawling land and sea areas remain a mystery as Trump administration keeps recommendations under wraps.

3. LIGHTNING BOLT

Hiker survives lightning strike on Sierra Nevada peak near Lake Tahoe.

4. OVERBOARD

Empty motor boat moving in circles off Southern California coast leads to discovery of boater treading water 2 miles away.

5. SMUGGLED TIGER

Teen who says he bought a Bengal tiger cub on the streets of Tijuana is charged with smuggling after trying to bring it across border.

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